Alexandre Lillo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
University of Ottawa



Twitter: @Lillaw






Alexandre Lillo is a postdoctoral researcher with the Public Law Centre, under the supervision of Professor Marie-France Fortin. As part of the University of Ottawa’s Forum on Water Law and Governance, his research project focuses on the legal mechanisms of water governance in Canada, on how they could be continuously and dynamically adapted, and on questions of representativeness of water stakeholders.

Alexandre Lillo holds a Ph.D. in law (2020) completed under joint supervision with the University of Ottawa and the University of Montpellier (France). His dissertation, entitled The Shape of Water - Building a Legal Framework for Water Management in Canada (French only), proposes twelve guiding principles to lay the foundation for a Canadian water strategy. Alexandre has published several articles on issues related to Canadian and Quebec water management, environmental governance and the legal personality of nature. He served as Assistant Director of the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability in 2020. He is currently the co-holder of a Research Chair in Teaching Innovation at the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law Section and a part-time professor with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.

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